[ExI] Congrats to SpaceX!

Stuart LaForge avant at sollegro.com
Sat Mar 9 16:12:42 UTC 2019

Quoting Dan Ust:

>>> Dragon 2 is on its way to the ISS.
>> And now it has made a safe return. I am actually a little surprised  
>> that nobody has mentioned the success of the first manned space  
>> mission using a privately owned space craft. How cool is that? I  
>> for one think it heralds a day when there will be jobs for  
>> bartenders in space.

> Actually, Dragon 2 had no crew aboard. The crewed mission is  
> scheduled for July this year. And before that is one more test  
> flight: the in flight abort test scheduled for this June. See:
> https://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/2019/02/06/
> Note that there’s still a chance of Boeing beating SpaceX with the  
> first private crewed mission to orbit.

Well that sir is a mighty fine explanation for why nobody has  
mentioned it yet. :-P

Stuart LaForge

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